Hand held clamp for preparation of vegetables

Project  / Project number: 07/12 2009  /  Status:


The challenge

Hand held clamp for preparation of vegetablesSeveral children at a special school had difficulty in holding vegetables for chopping and peeling. A device was needed to help them safely handle kitchen knives while keeping their hands away from the knife blades. The device had to clamp most types of vegetable and be easily moved from table to table for several children to use during a lesson.

Flexible steel legs were secured to each end of a wooden handle. A chain mail band joined the ends of the legs together. During downward pressure on the handle, the chain mail band takes up the shape of the vegetable and the legs flex inwards. The vegetable is securely held to the table.

The children can now safely enjoy cookery classes.